Gloucester, UK, November 13, 2009: Secure Systems & Technologies Ltd (SST) has been awarded a significant contract by Roke Manor Research (Roke) which with options will be worth in excess of 600 thousand pounds. The modified military rugged TEMPEST laptops are for the Project SEER Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR) as part of the UK Forces Land Electronic Warfare (EW) enhancement. Roke are the prime contractor to the MoD.
SST is set up to respond to such UORs, specialising in the design and manufacture of mission critical devices/system components required to meet exacting Environmental, TEMPEST and military EMC standards. By selecting a rugged laptop that has been ‘field proven’ in the target environment SST reduces the technical risk and time to deliver. This approach also ensures that the throughlife support that is critical to such programmes runs through the entire supply chain.
SST laptops can be supplied with rugged connectors; Enhanced encrypted hard disk with integrated token reader and fibre Ethernet LAN. Unusually for a rugged laptop computer, a discreet graphics card can be fitted to deliver a significant improvement in graphics processing.
SST Managing Director Matthew Richards comments on this latest award:
"This contract is further recognition of SST’s expertise and capability in meeting both the technical and timescale challenges of our diverse customer base.
SST’s integrated capability including 3D CAD design and modelling, TEMPEST and EMC, environmental and shock/vibration testing with flexible production facilities in a purpose built 22,000 sq ft facility was clearly a compelling proposition.
This programme is part of our ongoing product specialisation, having the right product available for systems integrators of Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) systems – both rugged and secure with TEMPEST aspects already incorporated. An example is the WATCHKEEPER UK UAV programme where SST developed and manufactures a range of specialist rugged processors and secure network devices."